Originally Posted by rachelh1018
Yes, I am. I had an x-ray and they said I don't have any blockage. I guess I'm okay..
I am still having problems, but I don't know what else to do. It's gotten to a point where I think they think I am imagining it, including my mom. Sometimes I double up from the pain and she just rolls her eyes.
Oh that's terrible! It must be sooooo frustrating. I have mild on going stomach problems, but how can they say your symptoms are in your head when they are so physical. Keep a journal so you know exactly how often, long etc your problems are. Sometimes the docs are right in that we think something happens more often than it actually does, because when we feel back, we feel so terribly bad. But your symptoms didn't sound like something you should dismiss.
It can be hard to be heard sometimes. I had an experience a few years ago, which had me off to a neurologist. He did all sorts of tests, including MRIs lumber punctures, muscle tests, xrays you name it. All he could tell me was a had an older person's brain, but didn't know why or what might come of it...my symptoms were gradually getting worse. So he wrote me off - must not be anything wrong because he couldn't find a disease to match. In the meantime I couldn't write on the blackboard, put my hair up, felt like I was drooling as the right side of my face was numb, had difficulty writing on paper and major memory problems where I would look at a student I had just been teaching for 6 months and not be able to remember their name. I would write words and be saying one letter and write something else...and more. but back to the point. He (the neurologist) couldn't help me. I saw a chiropractor (for other reasons) and he immediately recognised issues that could be helped so he put me on to a neurological chiro (only 2 in Australia) He put me through some amazing exercises etc and after a year I was almost back to normal. I hate to think where I would have ended up if I had accepted the first diagnosis of older persons brain, nothing we can do!!
So never give up. If you don't feel well, maybe consider alternatives other than regular doctors. You never know.